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Land Rover Freelander Recall 04V489000

The Subframe May Crack or Distort

Recall Details

On 4 vehicles, a problem with the subframe mounting nuts and bolts may lead to cracking or deforming of the subframe. Problems with the subframe can result in vehicle instability, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the subframe as necessary to correct this concern. The Land Rover recall number is B175.

Our Quick Take

4 vehicles are being recalled because the front sub frame may not be securely mounted.

What Should You Do?

There may be no symptoms related to this recall. If you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It's helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) when you call.

Body, Interior & Misc., September 24, 2004

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
September 24, 2004
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
4
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
04V489000
Component
STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS

Summary
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, AN INCORRECT WELD NUT WAS INSTALLED. LACK OF THIS BOLT COULD EVENTUALLY CAUSE THE SUBFRAME TO CRACK OR BECOME DEFORMED.
Consequence
A CRACKED OR DEFORMED SUBFRAME COULD POTENTIALLY LEAD TO INSTABILITY OF THE VEHICLE, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLE TO SEE IF THE SUBFRAME FIXING IS CORRECTLY FITTED AND CLAMPED UP. IF NECESSARY, THE SUBFRAME WILL BE REPLACED WITH A NEW ONE THAT HAS CORRECT WELD NUTS. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT LAND ROVER AT 1-800-637-6837.
Notes
LAND ROVER RECALL NO. B175.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
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